Given my past participation in the Warrior Bake/Dash, and the fact that I have a 5k with my sister in a couple of weekends, I've been running. But running on the pavement is boring. Really, it is. So I decided to get these:
Those are the Brooks Cascadia 6 trail shoes. Ah yes, trail running. It's just like mountain biking, without the bike. They are light, super comfy, and I'm having a great time. I even woke up "early" to go running at 6:00am today. That must be worth something, right? My running is still pretty dismal, but I'm optimistically thinking I can run the whole 5k by the time we get there.
My avg. pace during the run was 10:26/mi, but that was with some walking/shoe tieing too. I'd guess I can hold a 9:30-9:45/mi pace at this point. I just need to work on holding it for longer at this point. Interestingly, my best pace was 7:01/mi, but that was probably obtained shortly after running into a spider web and screaming like a little girl.